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Betty Anne (Blumenthal) Burkholder

May 4, 1935 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 86)


Betty Anne Blumenthal Burkholder, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on April 20, 2022. She is preceded in death by her first husband: John Miller Funderburg and her latest husband: Robert Calhoun Burkholder, Jr.; and sister: Nancy Best.

Betty is survived by her children: Karl Louis Funderburg (Kimberly) of Cumming, GA, Kurt Miller Funderburg of Oxford, NC and Gretchen Wilson McCue (Cyrus) of Tampa, FL; grandchildren: Brittany Michelle Wild of Auburn, GA, Sarah Elizabeth Funderburg Cumming, GA and Reilly Wilson McCue of Tampa, FL; and nieces: Tracy Best Grilli of Londonderry, NH and Kim Best Kephart of Denton, TX.

Betty was born in Attleboro, MA on May 4, 1935. She graduated from Endicott Junior College and went to work for an insurance company in Boston where she met her husband John Funderburg while he was attending MIT. Betty and John raised their children in Richmond, VA, where she worked in administration and many other facets at Trinity Episcopal High School for 25 years. She was loved and respected by everyone she encountered and made such a difference in many of their lives. She had a wonderful smile and laugh that made people feel comfortable. She later married Robert Calhoun Burkholder, Jr.

Betty loved to knit. She had enough knitting yarn to wrap her home with a blanket. She loved her children, her grandchildren, her time at the beach and her Werther’s caramel hard candies. Betty enjoyed playing bridge in her younger years and as she got older, she could be found winning Black Jack at Chelsey Park and Poker at the Villas. Everyone knew she always came out the winner in her card games.

Betty’s family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10:00 am until service time at 11:00 am at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the MS Society at: in Betty's honor.



April 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

Memorial Service
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040

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